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Oct 31, 2013 6:00pm PDT
quote denied by the obama administration, appears in the "washington post." it says u.s. intelligence agencies have gained access to hundreds of millions of google and yahoo user accounts by secretly tapping into company data centers. late today, six top tech companies-- yahoo, google, aol, apple, microsoft and facebook-- sent a letter to congress, calling for enhanced privacy protections. barton gellman broke the story for "the washington post."
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Nov 21, 2013 3:00pm PST
of executive and judicial nominations. half of them have occurred during the obama administration. >> ifill: republicans disputed the numbers. minority leader mitch mcconnell insisted the senate has confirmed 215 of president obama's nominees and rejected only two. >> this was nothing more than a power grab in order to try to advance the obama administration's regulatory agenda, and they just broke the senate rules in order to exercise the power grab. so, i would sum it up by saying it's a sad day in the history of the senate. after today, advise and consent probably means to them 100% consent. >> ifill: democrats have threatened to change the rules before, but matters finally came to a head this week when republicans blocked three nominees to the powerful u.s. circuit court of appeals in the district of columbia. they include patricia ann millett, an appellate lawyer in washington; georgetown university law professor cornelia pillard; and federal district court judge robert wilkins. at the white house, president obama applauded the vote. he said both parties have misused filibusters over t
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Nov 1, 2013 3:00pm PDT
, as you say, we had the pakistani prime minister mr. sharif, in washington meeting president obama. one of the issues they discussed was drones. the pakistani government has very vocally opposed the drone campaign even though there are many indications that in private they have approved at least some of these strikes. there's also been a lot of attention recently from human rights groups about civilian casualties. the u.s. government claims that the drone campaign is extremely accurate, has killed very few people, but amnesty international brought out a report last week which suggested that in one instance a 67-year-old grandmother was killed. in another, 18 laborers were accidentally killed as they waited to take a meal at the end of the day. so it's a very contentious program but for the c.i.a. this is certainly -- or for the american government, rather, this is a way to show the campaign can also be extremely accurate and can take out people who are a danger not only to the united states but also to pakistan. >> woodruff: so in terms of knowing whether the government of pakistan woul
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Nov 19, 2013 6:00pm PST
this tuesday, president obama personally appealed to senators to hold off on additional sanctions on iran. we have an exclusive interview with white house national security adviser susan rice. >> ifill: and we remember one of american history's most revered speeches delivered four score and 70 years ago today, abraham lincoln's gettysburg address. >> the speech is powerful in part, i think, because it is so direct and so poetic, and the words carry so much meaning in such a short space. >> ifill: those are just some of the stories we're covering on tonight's pbs newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and the william and flora hewlett foundation, working to solve social and environmental problems at home and around the world. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> woodruff: the nation's large
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Nov 25, 2013 3:00pm PST
in 2006, amid corruption charges. president obama tried to refocus attention on immigration reform today, but his message was momentarily drowned out. the president was speaking in san francisco when a man on the stage behind him began to shout for an end to deportations and others joined in. >> you have a-- a powerful -- >> that's why we're doing. >> i need your help. >> okay. >> what i would like to do-- . >> ifill: the president managed to quiet the hecklers, and urged them to put their energy into lobbying congress. >> the easy way out is to try to yell and pretend like i can do something by violating our laws. and what i'm proposing is the harder path which is to use our democratic processes to achieve the same goal you want to achieve, but it won't be as easy as just shouting. >> ifill: the prospects for quick action on sweeping immigration reform are doubtful as best. house republicans have said they will not hold any votes on the issue for the rest of this year. on wall street, stocks were largely unchanged. the dow jones industrial average gained seven points to close at 16,072.
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Nov 7, 2013 6:00pm EST
if you like your health plan you can keep it promise, president obama is apologizing. in an interview with nbc news he said he is sorry americans are losing their health plans, that the administration is doing everything they can to help. they had been amending it saying they could keep it as long as insurance companies haven't changed the plan. >>> you worry about every decision you make involving your child's safety. some newly released rankings can help choose flag booster seat easier. the booster seats are getting better. more than half earned a top rating. the institute consider as booster seat one of the best bets if shoulders and lap belts fit correctly, no matter what model. >> while there are many booster seats out there that are top rated, there are many that aren't. you have to look at the rating of the booster seat that you're going to buy. >> the top rated seats cost $18 on the low end and up to $33 on the high and. experts say to try them out before making a time decision. >>> the maryland food banks are struggling but they're taking things to another level. 12,000 holid
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Nov 13, 2013 6:00pm EST
, the white house finally releases the numbers on obama care. worse than thought. and the woman who became the face of obama care is saying tonight she's been living a nightmare. >>> lie detectors, a major blow to the people who run airport security tonight accused of wasting 1 billion dollars trying to detect suspicious behavior. >>> real money, the hunts on for leaks in your family budget. we saved this family $700 on a heating bill in just one hour and show you how you can do it, too. >>> good evening to you on this wednesday night as we lead with a moment of truth for president obama and that troubled health care website. we knew about the glitches and the apology from the president but today we learned a stark number, how few americans actually signed up on that federal site. fewer than you can fit in yankee stadium. this as we finally meet the woman whose face was on the home page. she is saying don't blame her. abc's chief white house correspondent jonathan karl starts us off. >> reporter: during the first month just 26,000 people were able to select health insurance through the fed
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Nov 8, 2013 3:00pm PST
six months. the obama administration issued sweeping new rules today to expand mental health care coverage. the regulations mandate that health insurers cover mental illness and addiction the same as they would a physical ailment. we'll delve into the new rules later in the program. the white house promised help today for americans whose health insurance policies have been canceled. a spokesman said that officials are looking at administrative solutions. president obama apologized yesterday for the cancellations. he had given assurances that people could keep existing coverage. meanwhile, jeff zients, the man tasked with fixing the healthcare.gov web site, said today that it is making progress but still has a long way to go. still ahead on the newshour: the surprising spike in october's jobs numbers; the latest on the massive typhoon that struck the philippines; iran sits down with the west to hammer out a deal on nuclear arms; new rules requiring mental illness to be covered like any other health problem. plus, we dig in to the election results in virginia in a search for nationa
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Nov 12, 2013 3:00pm PST
americans-- one-third of all adults-- meet the threshold to consider taking a statin. president obama faced new pressure today over cancellations of millions of health insurance policies. former president bill clinton told the web site ozzy.com that mr. obama needs to keep his promise not to let that happen. >> i personally believe even if it takes it to the law, the president should honor the commitment the federal government made to those people. >> woodruff: mr. obama has apologized for the problem but has not said he's willing to amend the law. as for the clinton comments, white house spokesman jay carney had this response. >> i think it's important to note that president clinton in that interview also said, and i quote, the big lesson is that we are better off with this law than without it. the president, as you know, has pledged to ask his team to look at potential actions that could be taken to address this problem. because his focus is on making sure the people get quality and affordable health insurance. >> woodruff: the number two democrat in the u.s. house, maryland congressman s
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Nov 15, 2013 3:00pm PST
president obama today, voting to let health insurers keep selling policies that don't meet the standards of the affordable care act to both current and new customers. good evening, i'm judy woodruff. also ahead on the program, another in our series of personal stories about the health-care law's impact. tonight, an aspiring chef in california turns to medicaid. >> all i know is that that option is the best one for me at this point. >> wooduff: and it's friday, mark shields and david brooks are here to analyze the week's news. those are just some of the stories we're covering on tonight's "pbs newshour." >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> my customers can shop around; see who does good work and compare costs. it can also work that way with healthcare. with united healthcare, i get information on quality ratings of doctors, treatment options and estimates for how much i'll pay. that helps me and my guys make informed decisions. i don't like guesses with my business and definitely not with our health. that's health in numbers. united healthcare. >> i want to make
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Nov 26, 2013 3:00pm PST
.s. supreme court will hear another challenge to president obama's health care law. at issue is a provision that employers provide birth control coverage under their health benefits. a number of business owners have cited religious objections. lower courts have divided in their rulings on the issue. two american b-52 bombers flew over disputed islands in the east china sea today. on saturday, beijing announced an air defense zone over the islands, which japan also claims. the u.s. rejected the chinese restrictions. meanwhile, china sent its only aircraft carrier on a training mission today into the south china sea. disputes in that region center on oil and gas fields. we'll have more on this right after the news summary. afghan president hamid karzai is making new demands before signing a security agreement with the u.s. the "washington post" reported today that karzai wants the u.s. to help start peace talks with the taliban and to release afghan prisoners from guantanamo. karzai made the demands during a two-hour meeting monday with national security adviser susan rice. she warned against
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Nov 6, 2013 3:00pm PST
the official census count by some three million people. the obama administration reported today that the real figure is 49.7 million americans, based on a new way of measuring. the higher number takes into account out-of-pocket medical costs and work-related expenses that drive more people below the poverty line. the obama administration's top health official told congress today that delaying implementation of the new health care law is "not an option." kathleen sebelius, the health and human services secretary, said even with web site problems, there's still "plenty of time" to enroll. we'll have highlights of her appearance later in the program. secretary of state john kerry scrambled today to revive stalled peace talks between israel and the palestinians. he met with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu, and then palestinian president mahmoud abbas in the west bank town of bethlehem. and he said israel's settlement building is a major stumbling block. >> we consider now, and have always considered, the settlements to be illegitimate. and i want to make it extremely clear that at no ti
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Nov 13, 2013 3:00pm PST
on the senate bill. >> ifill: meanwhile, president obama met with religious leaders to talk about immigration. the white house says they agreed there's a moral imperative to overhaul existing law. secretary of state john kerry appealed to congress today to postpone action on new sanctions against iran. he spoke before joining vice president biden in private meetings with the senate banking committee and democratic leaders. kerry said sanctions won't help efforts to get iran to freeze its nuclear program. >> we now are negotiating, and the risk is that if congress were to unilaterally move to raise sanctions, it could break faith with those negotiations and actually stop them and break them apart. >> ifill: those nuclear talks between iran and six world powers are set to resume next week. opium production in afghanistan has surged to record levels this year. the u.n. drug control agency reported today it's up nearly 50% since 2012. the poppy harvest produced more than 6,000 tons of opium, more than the rest of the world, combined. in kabul, a u.n. official warned the huge supply is fueling the
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Nov 22, 2013 3:00pm PST
. the organization was created during the kennedy presidency. president obama said today the kennedy assassination "reshaped" the secret service, and that the agency does an outstanding job. he told abc news he does not worry about his own safety. historians join us to reflect on the kennedy legacy later in the program. the u.s. has stepped up pressure on afghan leaders, to sign a security deal by year's end. defense secretary chuck hagel said today that otherwise, there won't be time to plan for keeping u.s. troops in afghanistan past 2014. afghan president hamid karzai said yesterday he wants his successor to sign the pact, after elections next spring. today, his spokesman said: "we do not recognize any deadline from the u.s. side." secretary of state john kerry headed to switzerland this afternoon to join six-nation talks with iran on freezing its nuclear programs. russian foreign minister sergei lavrov had arrived in geneva earlier. that in turn raised speculation that negotiators may be edging toward a compromise. in a few minutes, margaret warner updates us from geneva. united nations sponso
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Nov 29, 2013 3:00pm PST
to close above 4,059. for the week, the dow gained more than 0.5%. the nasdaq rose 2%. president obama and the first lady visited people who are fasting to protest congressional inaction on immigration legislation. they stopped by the tent on the national mall where the activists have been on a hunger strike for the past 18 days. the president told them he appreciated their efforts. house speaker john boehner has so far refused to schedule votes on an immigration measure the senate passed this summer. china moved for the first time today to enforce its newly declared air defense zone. it scrambled two of its fighter planes to investigate flights by a dozen american and japanese surveillance planes. the new defense zone includes airspace above a group of uninhabited islands claimed by japan in the east china sea. china has demanded that all aircraft flying into the area notify the chinese they are coming or face military action. thousands of people took to the streets of the ukrainian capital today. they massed in kiev after president viktor yanukovych a landmark trade deal with the eur
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Nov 14, 2013 3:00pm PST
. >> woodruff: president obama moved today to put out a political firestorm and let people keep their existing health insurance policies for now. he said the government will suspend the requirement that individual plans meet minimum standards at least for one year. it's up to insurance companies to decide if they'll go along. in the white house briefing room, the president acknowledged the outcry by the public and politicians, and said he bears much of the blame. >> i think it's fair to say that the rollout has been rough so far, and i think everybody understands that i'm not happy about the fact that the rollout has been, you know, wrought with a whole range of problems that i've been deeply concerned about. i completely get how upsetting this can be for a lot of americans, particularly after assurances they heard from me that if they had a plan that they liked, they could keep it. and to those americans, i hear you loud and clear. i said that i would do everything we can to fix this problem, and today i'm offering an idea that will help do it. already, people who have plans that pre-date the
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Oct 31, 2013 6:00pm PDT
bombshell, partly denied by the obama administration, appears in the "washington post." it says u.s. intelligence agencies have gained access to hundreds of millions of google and yahoo user accounts by secretly tapping into company data centers. late today, six top tech companies-- yahoo, google, aol, apple, microsoft and facebook-- sent a letter to congress, calling for enhanced privacy protections. barton gellman broke the story for "the washington post." welcome, bart gellman, how are you? welcome to the newshour. what is the difference between what you're reporting that happened and what the white house and the administration is pushing back at and saying didn't happen? >> well, there have been several versions of it but so far they have not denied any of the facts stated in the story. yesterday general alexander, the head of the n.s.a., denied that the n.s.a. is tapping into the servers or databases or data centers of google and yahoo! that's not what we said. what we said is they're tapping into the that's between data center here and the data center there. so they're captu
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Nov 27, 2013 6:00pm PST
. good evening, i'm judy woodruff. >> ifill: and i'm gwen ifill. also ahead this wednesday, the obama administration announced a delay in another key component of the new health care law: small businesses will have an extra year to sign up for federal insurance exchanges. >> woodruff: plus, take some sweet corn, tomato sauce, tuna fish and make a massive sculpture in a competition aimed at boosting holiday food drives. >> the moment that that template comes down, and you can actually see the light from the other side of the arch, that's the moment of, yes, it works. >> woodruff: those are just some of the stories we're covering on tonight's "pbs newshour". >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> supported by the john d. and catherine t. macarthur foundation. committed to building a more just, verdant and peaceful world. more information at macfound.org >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> ifill: a major winter storm system slammed into the mid-
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Nov 20, 2013 3:00pm PST
commissioners, who will play a big role in all this, met with president obama this afternoon. and that brings us back to our series on the impact of the affordable care act as people learn more of the details. tonight, we have the story of a colorado woman whose plan has been cancelled. >> my name is kathleen baker. i work part time in the real estate industry here in denver. and i've had an individual health insurance policy for the last six years. i'm insured with kaiser permanente and i've found the quality of their care to be perfect. excellent. in many ways, better than i could have expected. i'm a fairly healthy person, so most of all, i go to them once a year for my annual visit. the few times i've needed to see them in addition to that, they've always been very responsive. i was planning to keep this plan for the future. i had hoped, that as had been said, that if you had an existing policy that you were happy with that you could keep it. i, of course, was one of the millions of americans who got a letter that said my policy was not one of those that i could keep. because of the affordab
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Nov 4, 2013 3:00pm PST
arabia's unhappiness with the obama administration burst into full flower as we recall a couple of weeks ago with blind quotes and attributed quote to its intelligence chief voicing such displeasure over the u.s. what they see as president obama's flip-flop on whether or not to strike syria over chemical weapons, for one. and two, it's now very vigorous pursuit of negotiations with iran. so for saudi t is really all about the big struggle for power in the region between itself and iran. and there's definitely a doubt about the steadfastness of the u.s.. >> ifill: so is it real anger or diplomatic anger? >> that's much debated. there is real anger on the issues and you heard that from the foreign minister today, who really ticked them off. and he said at one point there are ticking time bombs that cannot just be managed and managed endlessly. about syria and iran. but i'm reliably told that the sawed saudies despite the threats in the earlier stories, they don't plan to try to totally go-it-alone in funding and giving arms to rebels in syriament because they think only the u.s. actually h
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Nov 11, 2013 3:00pm PST
in the military, on this veterans day. in keeping with tradition, president obama laid a wreath at the tomb of the unknowns at arlington national cemetery. he said as u.s. combat troops wind down their mission in afghanistan, the country must not forget their sacrifices. >> our troops wear the uniform for a time, yet they wear another proud title, the title of "veteran," for decades, for the rest of their lives. as a nation, we make sure we have the best-led, best-trained, best-equipped military in the world. we have to devote just as much energy and passion to making sure we have the best cared-for, best-treated, best-respected veterans in the world. >> ifill: one of the nation's oldest veterans attended the arlington ceremonies. richard overton is 107 years old, and lives in texas. he was in the army in world war two, and served at pearl harbor, okinawa and iwo jima. two weeks of climate change negotiations have opened in warsaw, poland. envoys from 190 countries will discuss how to cut emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases linked to rising global temperatures. united nat
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Nov 7, 2013 3:00pm PST
attention, including when president obama tweeted out "four more years" after being reelected. it was the most retweeted message & ñ÷2012.cÑqúz)zy3 the british monarchy used it to announced the birth of prince george this summer. >> i use twitter just to catch celebrities and hear what0 that basically calls it a public offering, it really isn't. i mean, it was an offering to really select institutions and some clients of the underwriters. but the public at large just really didn't have any access to it at all. >> sreenivasan: also stair barr, where does twitter say it's going to make its money? >> well, right now it makes most of its money in the u.s., but most of its users, interestingly, are abroad. over 70% of them, actually. and so when wall street is in a good mood, they look at something like that and they say well, there's a great opportunity for future revenue growth. so what twitter needs to do is take those users overseas and start showing them ads in a much more efficient way and making a lot more revenue out of it. right now most of the revenue is generated fr
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Nov 7, 2013 6:00pm PST
or to watch moments capturing international attention, including when president obama tweeted out "four more years" after being reelected. it was the most retweeted message of 2012. the british monarchy used it to announced the birth of prince george this summer. >> i use twitter just to catch up with events with the celebrities and hear what everybody's gossiping about and just to entertain myself, man, basically. nothing major. >> i use twitter to promote my music. >> sreenivasan: yet even on twitter, or perhaps especially on twitter, questions swirled about today's valuation. while revenues continue to climb, the company has never turned a profit, and it lost $65 million in the last quarter alone. ahead of the i.p.o. this morning, on cnbc, twitter c.e.o. dick costolo tried to reassure investors about the company's prospects. >> we have an absolute perspective on the long-term company we want to be, in service to being the public, conversational, real-time distributed platform. >> sreenivasan: one particular challenge ahead: while more than three-quarters of all of twitter's users are over
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Nov 12, 2013 6:00pm EST
through obama care and now president clinton is adding salt to the stumble. >> reporter: today bill clinton said what president obama's harshest critics have been saying. that he may need to the change the health care law to help the millions of people who have seen their insurance cancelled, despite his promise that would not happen. >> i personally believe even if it takes a change in the law, the president should honor the commitment the federal government made to those people and let them keep what they got. >> reporter: the president himself apologized to those who have lost coverage but the white house has opposed efforts to change the law. later this week the administration will finally tell us how many people have managed to enroll in new health coverage despite the problems with the website. >> is there any number that would be so low that you would say alarm bells are going off, we have a problem? >> the only expectations i'll set is that we expect to be low. >> reporter: an abc news analysis of administration documents suggests fewer than 50,00 people have been able to en
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